Hi Zurik how are you? Tell us a little about yourself…
Hi! I am really good thank u for asking. Well I am a 28 years old Colombian graffiti writer who loves paint and watch movies, I spend the most part of my time between this 2 activities and also I love food so… that’s pretty much my entire life. I am living in Sabadell (Barcelona)/ Spain since 4 years ago.
Where does your tag/name come from?
I decided to put together 5 letters to represent my family and one friend on my name. Each letter corresponde to one of them.
When did you first start spraying on walls?
I started the 4 of September of 2009… when I started I knew that it was something that I wanted to do the rest of my life so I save the date.
What was the original inspiration for grabbing a spray can for the first time?
I grabbed the spray can 4 years after to start to draw letters, I was ( and still I am ) obsessed with the graffiti / letters world, and I wanted to take part on it, so my inspiration was the letters itself.
Do you like to work with a sketch or just freestyle?
It depends, I like both, sometimes I try to came out with different letters or effects or compositions so I have to draw to find something different from I get used to it. But other times I prefer just to take some nice colors and do in it “freestyle” , in this way I know how much control I have on my own style, and it´s a good feeling.
What’s the inspiration behind your work? A never ending list of things right?!
Yeah it is! Well… I get inspired by color and by the people who are around me. Sometimes when I feel blocked I start to talk or look others people’s work and it makes me feel so proud of them and I feel like and electricity coming from who put a hard work on their styles, so that keeps me motivated. I try to find actual physical things to be inspired but I still don’t find them, so I guess I moved more for the “vibe”.
Is a piece ever finished in your eyes?
Yes, it is. I used to have this feeling of the “never ending story” on walls, but I think with time you learn to control when is time to say stop and enough. Sometimes when I didn’t want to stop I messed up haha.
Do you prefer Legal or illegal painting?
I prefer legal, for a one simple reason, I never have been part of a crew and since I started to paint I always have been by my own on the street, so paint illegal in this conditions was never really “attractive” to me. I had a lot of friends, but they are split around the world and is fun when we can be together and went out in a night for some tags but that doesn’t happen to often. So the rest of the time I am just painting alone to elaborate pieces in the day light.
Do you have any crazy ideas/projects that you’d love to do one day?
Yeah I have a lot of crazy ideas, but mostly related to interior spaces… like ideas for exhibitions and I would like to know more about video and lights, and the way they can work together for tell a story. As I said, I love movies and sometimes I would like to mix more graffiti with them… I am already doing a “project” in wich every month I choose a film genre and paint some stuff related to it, then I take time to see classical movies or repeat some of my favorites and then came out with ideas for walls. I hope I can make bigger stuff in the near future.
What’s the ideal soundtrack to a day’s painting?
No soundtrack, a movie! But there are so many that is difficult to choose. If I have to, I would say: Mission Impossible (all of them) haha…
If you could have one super power for the day what would you choose?!
Teleportation to visit all the people that I love.
What’s next for Zurik?
Big trips are coming this year and I feel more motivated than the last ones, so I try to bring more different type of content ( more videos, more projects and finally keep updated the website ) but always with graffiti so, let´s see what happens.
nice interview, especially as you know his work from Barcalona